156: Partiality, God, and Humans (New Testament Lesson 30)

“God Is No Respecter of Persons”

This lesson explores the tension between perspectives divine and human–we learn that God loves all and does not even prefer one group to another (“All are alike unto God”), but humans on the other hand prove profoundly tribal. Peter’s vision prompting the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles prompts discussion.

Natasha and Brandon join the class.


Class Member Reading: Acts 10–14; 15:1–35

Additional Reading: Bible Dictionary, “Circumcision,” 646; “Cornelius,” 650

Scripture Chain: Acts 10:34–35; Acts 15:7–11; Romans 2:9–11; 2 Nephi 26:33


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)



McConkie, All Are Alike Unto God

“God’s Love For All Mankind” (From the Book of Mormon Student Manual, Moroni 7 Lesson)

Personal Epiphanies, BYU Speech by President Faust

All Are Alike Unto God, President Hunter

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Thanks to Jim Henderson for editing the discussion, and to Marshal McDonald for the bumper music!

Latest Comments

  1. Dana says:

    Graham crackers and Corn Flakes??? What???!!!
    Great episode!


  2. JD says:

    I have been listening to your podcasts for the past two months or so and absolutely love every bit from start to finish. The perspectives and lessons and thoughts and ideas are so refreshing and invigorating that I wish I could attend a live session every Sunday for second hour. You’ve got a follower for as long as you’re on and broadcasting. Thank you for the hours and time and labor and agony in putting these together, they are literally a breath of fresh gospel air.


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